The Meta owned social media WhatsApp, is used by almost every Android user as it is the easiest way to send or receive messages from anywhere around the world.
WhatApp recently announced that it will no more be working on the smartphones which run on Android OS version 4.1 and older from 24th October onwards. IPhone users need to have IOS 12 or later versions installed so that WhatsApp can work on their phone.
The official note of WhatsApp read, ” To choose what to stop supporting, every year we, like other technology companies, look at which devices and software are the oldest and have the fewest number of people still using them. These devices also might not have the latest security updates, or might lack the functionality required to run WhatsApp.”
Here is the list of phones on which WhatsApp will stop working.
Sony Xperia Z
LG Optimus G Pro
Samsung Galaxy S2
Samsung Galaxy Nexus
Motorola Droid Razr
Sony Xperia S2
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
Asus Eee Pad Transformer
Acer Iconia Tab A5003
Samsung Galaxy S
HTC Desire HD
LG Optimus 2X
Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc3
Nexus 7 (upgradable to Android 4.2)
Samsung Galaxy Note 2
All these phone are of old models that only a few people use nowadays.
WhatsApp will be working on phones with version 5.0 or above. But if in case you are wondering that whether your smartphone runs on Android OS version 5.0 or not, you should check the settings menu on your device. Go to Settings > About phone > Software information. Your Android version will be listed under the Version category.